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Insight: Thanksgiving Travel Trends / Kushman by the Bottle / Jazz Gitan / Sound Advice: Thanksgiving Music


Published November 21, 2012


Thanksgiving Travel - Holiday travel dropped off during the recession but has been making a slow recovery during the past four years. This Thanksgiving you can expect to find more people on the roadways but less at the airports. Dropping gas prices might be a factor. We'll take a look at how travel trends this holiday week are different than past years with two different travel experts. Plus, Capital Public Radio's Regional Reporter Bob Moffitt joins us from the Sacramento airport's main concourse with travel tips to speed up your departure.

Kushman by the Bottle - Just in time for the holidays, Capital Public Radio's resident wine expert (and occasional guest host) Rick Kushman, joins us for the next installment of installment of Kushman by the Bottle with advice on which wines (and how many bottles) to bring to the Thanksgiving Day table.

Jazz Gitan - Jazz Gitan is a northern California acoustic jazz trio specializing in the "hot club" style of jazz made popular in the 30's and 40's combined with some modern Gyspy Jazz influences. They are playing at the Mid Town Village Cafe in Sacramento on November 24th and their lead guitarist, Don Price recently released a book on gypsy jazz guitar playing.

Sound Advice: Thanksgiving - You may be shuffling through your iPod wondering what music will set the right mood this Thanksgiving. In this week's Sound Advice, Capital Public Radio's Afternoon Classical Host Cale Wiggins joins us with a list of classical compositions that may set the mood even better than Turkey and stuffing.

1. "Pilgrims and Pioneers" by Virgil Thomson. Performed by James Sedares, c; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

2. "Now Thank We All Our God" by JS. Bach. Performed by Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass.

3. "New England Triptych: Chester" by William Schuman. Performed by Andrew Litton, c; The Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

4. "Simple Gifts" by Elder Joseph Brackett arr. By Dale Warland. Performed by The Dale Warland Singers.


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